Yes it was Jet Blue - the layover was 2 hours - for the life of me I cannot remember any of it (I go into a stupor at SJU - usually from frostbite) - Does the flight information show same plane 411 - not sure
Tampa - SJU - STT shows only a 35 min. layover in SJU....which I don’t think is reasonable unless you are remaining on the same aircraft....so I was just curious.
Yes, got the photos, thanks. I will definitely contact her. All the crew are newbies so as much of the hassles, problems and trip interruptions I can avoid would be a plus. Guess that applies to any trip but I'll have issues enough without travel headaches. Again many thanks.
Jason, yes! I saw her photos on FB. She & Andrew were so kind even though there was not much they could do about the situation. And, candidly, we were in the islands so it really didn't matter - until we left island life and had to re-enter the public world - ha ha!
snmhanson - Yes, we're flying out of Pellston! It's 15 mins from our house, free parking, while Traverse City is a 1 1/2 hr drive and in late January not my favorite drive because of the snow and weather. Where were you in northern Michigan? We're in Petoskey on Crooked Lake. I see you're from the Pacific NW. I spent all my summers as a kid in Oregon :-)
If you decide to take the children to the zip lines in St peter's area, there's a restaurant on the property that has a children's menu. Think the name is Enold's Even if you don't take the tram to the top, there's a nice museum there and a gift shop with some reasonable items. The grounds are very nice.
The zip line at Loterie farm area has a restaurant too. They have walking trails as well.
Don’t know about you but what exactly is the fascination of SXM. For us, it’s a combination of resting, swimming, enjoying the place you are at and then discovering old and new places to eat and the excitement of doing so and meeting old and new friends. But this surely could apply to anywhere you visit often. Somehow though it doesn’t with SXM. It has a draw, but what is this magnetic draw you ask. It’s not the prettiest, has political problems, Beaches aren’t like Anguilla. More crime than I seem to recall in the 80’s. Etc, etc. Or are we running out of time on our trips, not being able to see and do all we want and therefore telling ourselves that we have to go back again and again to continue this everlasting pleasure? Or is it that over the years we have been elsewhere and come to the conclusion that this place has it all so why go elsewhere? Dutch, French unique on one Island, with a choice of French, Dutch, Caribbean, Indian, Italian, American foods in Restaurants and Supermarkets. Throw in some Middle Eastern foods as well!! And Casinos, plenty of them for those interested. And we put up with at times crazy traffic and hideous road! Reading this as I write, seems almost to good to be true. I mean we have Bermuda, upmarket Caymans, Antigua, Barbados, all very nice, all very boring. Well that’s not totally true, but you know what I mean. I think it’s a combination of many things that draw us in and yet the potential that SXM has even after Irma is so compelling if only both Governments truly realised this. But would we want more intense development? Not really, just smarten areas up, give retailers/restauranteurs more of a chance to conduct business, make sure the time shares/hotels that were hit bad are completed and allow us to run out of time for many years to come, preferably twice a year! Rambling thoughts.....will shut up now..less than 3 and a half months to go for out third trip this year. Greedy I know, but ran out of time on the first two!
If you are pulling out of anywhere quite often cars will stop in both directions & give a toot on the horn for you to go but be ready to get going. We seldom ever wait pulling off Friars Bay road to go left. Explore you will have fun!
Looking for some advice/thoughts. I am the consummate Spirit Air detractor(including previously in this very thread), but I now find myself considering their flights for Christmas. I just checked Delta and the cost would be significantly more than Spirit. Spirit doesn't offer 1st class, but we would just get the big front seat option.
WOW...................We can't all be wrong wonderful place, all that has been said in this string as spot on. i ve been to a few islands and have no desire to visit any more (as my local friend Wendy @ Divi sez every time i arrive).....WELCOME HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you look up Smith's Ferry Service or Tortola Fast Ferry, that is Marjorie. She is most helpful. She has been most helpful to me over the years and we have become friends over the years. Her email is email@example.com If you have any issues, let me know I can text her and she can get to you. She is in the middle of getting Bomba Charger back into the schedule. The few pictures I have are from the sea trials. She's in the middle of USCG inspections and should have the Bomba up and running soon. Since the storms, she has lost everything. Including her father. So this is a major step in their recovery. I hope the pictures come through on this post.
I downloaded the St. Maarten map from Google Maps before heading to the island. That way I didn't have to depend on a cell tower or wifi. I have been going to the island for 24 years and I still found it helpful when I was looking for directions to a specific place I had never been to.